On launching an integrated registration process and an identification document for Erasmus students in Europe 

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Dies ist eine Online-Petition of the European Parliament.


The petitioner writes that, owing essentially to a number of administrative obstacles and complicated and long registration processes, many Erasmus students do not register as residents in their host countries, which can cause them problems in areas such as transport, integration, transparency and even legal protection. With a view to improving the next Erasmus+ programme (2021-2027), the petitioner suggests that the process for accessing the programme be harmonised and digitalised with a view to acceptance by a host university coming with the right to reside in the place where the university is for the duration of the exchange. On the basis of existing initiatives such as ‘Erasmus without paper’ and the pilot ‘European Student Card’ project, the petitioner proposes that an identification document for Erasmus students be created (e-ID) that serves as official ID during their stay abroad and exempts them from the complicated registration places in their host countries. It would also increase transparency for national authorities. The e-ID could be used for other purposes, for example, as a payment method in universities, a transport pass or a health card, following the model introduced in Estonia.

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